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Adrienne
's Story

From "worthless" to a life filled with joy

Encounter
October 2019

I used to work a lot—like 80 hours a week to a place where I was pretty much killing myself. I didn’t realize it then, but I was seeking fulfillment and purpose in the wrong place. I wasn’t happy at all.

I tore my Achilles tendon and had to have surgery and wasn’t able to work. I felt worthless.

During this time St. Dominic had a retreat, and I didn’t have anything else to do, so I just went. Here I felt God asking me to let Him lead me, which would mean I wouldn’t be able to work as much.

A short while later I was invited on a mission trip to Haiti and I went. After I returned, I quite my job and was blessed with one at Catholic Charities.

My life now is filled with so much joy. I’m striving to serve God through my work and serving the people in my community had brought great meaning and purpose to my life.

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